Achieving Equity in Education


Equity

What does it mean to have equity in education? Does Equality = Equity? 

There are various meanings that can be applied to equity in education but some fundamental characteristics are shared. Gender, social and/or economic circumstances, ethnicity, and family background among others should not pose as obstacles to achieving potential. The characteristic of fairness is an important aspect to equity.  With that in mind, it should be noted that equity and equality are both important but are not the same. We can talk about equality in terms of funding or access to resources, for example. However, students at a disadvantage might need more in order to have an 'equal' and level playing field.

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Experience Based Learning

Recently, I participated in my first Escape Game.  Those of you who aren't familiar with the concept should really check them out.  The basic premise is that a group of people are locked in a theme based environment and must break the code / solve several puzzles in order to beat the clock and escape before time runs out.  These puzzles can vary from beginner level to advanced leves and are a mixture of all subject areas.  

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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 5: Take Action

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Before diving into this post it might prove helpful to start at the beginning. Read part 1part 2,  part 3 and part 4

This is it. You've reached the end. The rubber will now meet the road.  

You're reading this because you've taken the time to determine your priorities, collect the relevant data and then analyze it.

You've either taken all those steps or you are going to. We're certain of it :)

Now comes the hard part... Or is it the easy part?

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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 4: Analyze

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Before diving into this post it might prove helpful to start at the beginning. Part 1part 2 and part 3

Analyze. Analysis. Analytics. 

We realize that a lot of our brains just shut off at the mention of any one of those words. But stick with us here...

You've now come to the part of the process where you as school and district leaders can begin to reap the fruits of your labor. 

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Distributed Learning for K12 Part 2: Determine what you want to learn

In this brief blog series we'll be discussing the concept of Distributed Learning. What it is, the impact it has on K12 education, best practices for use in your school/district and other useful tips and tricks. Read part 1 here

Distributed learning allows for your students and teachers to learn in so may different ways, locations, times of day etc. Because of this, the amount of data generated increases exponentially, far more than you and your staff have time to analyze. So what can you do?

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5 facts about Gen Z learners that educators need to know

Meet Generation Z students where they are, not where you think they should be

If we, as educators, are not adapting our curriculum and instruction to be in step with what our students expect, then we are performing a gross disservice to them.

In this post we'll look at 5 facts about Generation Z students and what they mean for teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.

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